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Comment: Re:Not what the masses want. (Score 3, Insightful) 73

by MozeeToby (#46820425) Attached to: Google's Project Ara Could Bring PC-Like Hardware Ecosystem To Phones

I love how Apple has shown time and time again what the majority of customers want... except of course that the iPhone market share is a fraction what Android's is. And the mac market share is less than that of the much reviled Windows 8, not to mention about a fourth that of the no longer supported, 13 year old Windows XP. Apple doesn't know what the masses want, they know what a relatively small, though highly visible, affluent, influential group want.

Comment: Re:Shame this happened (Score 1) 136

by MozeeToby (#46789315) Attached to: Plant Breeders Release 'Open Source Seeds'

Because he knowingly went out of his way to make copies of seeds that he knew were protected by patent law. I hate Monsanto's business strategy, more because I think it completely undermines the potential for genetically modified seeds than anything else. But the guy knew exactly what he was doing. Just because he did it with a field and a bottle of round up instead of a genetics lab doesn't change the facts.

Comment: Re:Query (Score 1) 336

by MozeeToby (#46788295) Attached to: Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

This article feels like all those ads you see at the bottom of news stories that are disguised to look like related news. They all talk about how great things are in Detroit and how cheap the land and buildings are and how the economy is "booming". Is it sad that Slashdot has fallen so far that my suspicion meter is starting to move when I see articles like this?

Comment: Re:Better leave now (Score 3) 239

by MozeeToby (#46781815) Attached to: Kepler-186f: Most 'Earth-Like' Alien World Discovered

It's been done several times in fact, though I don't know if it's ever really been a central plot line.

The Revelation Space series has shades of that, but it's mostly background information that doesn't come directly into play. The "Amerikano" generation ships that colonized nearby stars (often less than ideally inhabitable) which were massively outstripped once the "light huggers" which could make the trip in a few years subjective time.

The Sector General has something similar, though with FTL ships replacing the generation ships. I think they find one of the old ships drifting through space, the inhabitants all dead or nearly.

Comment: Re:City within a Building (Score 1) 98

by MozeeToby (#46767305) Attached to: Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

The Sears Tower (sorry... the Willis tower) was even designed to be modular. Its 9 stacks built into a single building, more stacks could be added to the edges, the shorter stacks could be expanded vertically at least to the height of the taller (and probably somewhat taller, not sure on that though).

Possessions increase to fill the space available for their storage. -- Ryan